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  • n. Any derivative (equivalent to a salt or ester) of picramic acid

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  • On boiling an alkaline solution of that salt with glucose, the former is reduced to deep red-brown picramate, the color of the liquid, of course, varying in intensity according to the proportion of sugar present.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 611, September 17, 1887

  • What is in deodornat ... keeps you perspiration free? need information how to produce "sodium picramate" hope any one can help me naseer_sarwar@yahoo. com?

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  • J. and I have just discovered what the eco-nuts who sell us our henna have not been telling us about the ingredients for some time: The red henna J. prefers isn't actually henna, it's italian senna, which isn't a hair dye at all, just a mild colourant and conditioner, and the deep red colour comes from an un-stated amount of sodium picramate added to the mix - and sodium picramate is a really unstable relative of picric acid, one of the all time unstable dangerous explosives.

    Murphy's Law x 2

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